Managing Partner: Sebastian Rice
Senior Partner: James Roome
Number of partners: 40
Number of other fee earners: 79
THE FIRM Recognised for its sophisticated clients and capabilities as well as for its outstanding team of legal professionals, Akin Gump is a global law firm with 21 offices and more than 900 lawyers advising across a wide range of practices and industries. The firm is well known for its commercial approach and its commitment to client service. With its innovative leadership, the firm has made a swift rise to the top of the profession. Akin Gump’s London office is the hub for the firm’s international practice.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK The firm’s strategy is to grow its core practices and those that complement key strengths of the firm. This has resulted in the growth of a fully integrated London office with strength in financial restructuring, corporate/M&A and equity capital markets, debt finance (including debt capital markets and securitisation), energy, project finance, financial services regulatory, disputes (including international arbitration and civil fraud), investment funds (hedge, private equity, real estate and infrastructure), EU competition, international trade and tax. The integrated nature of the practice means that the firm’s London lawyers work closely and on a regular basis with their counterparts around the globe. Clients of the London office include investment funds, insurance companies and market leading energy and telecommunication companies.
INTERNATIONAL With more than a third of its offices outside the United States, Akin Gump has a global reach and its lawyers are fluent in over 40 languages. The firm has offices in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Fort Worth, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hartford, Hong Kong, Houston, Irvine, London, Longview, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Francisco, Singapore and Washington, DC.
■ Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is the practising name of Akin Gump LLP. Akin Gump LLP is a New York limited liability partnership and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 267321